Armed Forces Day in Mali
Armed Forces Day in Mali is held on January 20. This event in the second decade of the month January is annual. Help us
Malian Army Establishment Day, January 20, 1961. The Malian Armed Forces consists of the Army, Republic of Mali Air Force, and National Guard. They number some 7,000 and are under the control of the Minister of Armed Forces and Veterans. Military expenditures total about 13% of the national budget.
January 20 is Armed Forces Day in the West African country of Mali. This day, also known as Army Day, is set aside to honor the country's current soldiers, the national police, and the now-retired veterans. As the Malian armed forces were created in 1960, they have played a key role in the defense of Mali and peacekeeping operations in other parts of Africa.
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